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An S4s; Pictures of engine and Gearbox

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Fugured somebody may at sometime search for, or want to see what the whole shabang looks like with the boot floor removed, so, for posterity's (and the search functions) sake, here are some pictures

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See that t-piece just below the main water tank ?

See if you can get that in brass or stainless steel - when it breaks (made of plastic) coolant soon goes from engine to floor....just a tiperoo

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ahh, good idea

Il stick that on the list.

Gotta work out why the good old '3k stumble' seems to have reared its ugly head though in a fashion that is more pronounced than before.... Im certain its ignition related

One thing I did find...the air intake at the turbo wasn't done up properly.......just 'fell' off pretty much when I gave a very gentle tug.......good old matty's again

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Tried cleaning the spraking plug wells ?

Oil loves to leak in the cam covers and so on, it gathers where the sparking plugs goto the engine - My GT2's plugs were CAPED in oil...cant remember what else you've done to the car ?

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Fucking hell!

Do these cars suffer from that? Im fully aware from the 928GTS that I had that if a plug sits in oil it'll overheat, and when it does can start to break down during use and give....ignition problems !

I have gunk'd and pressure washed transmission but next plan is to get the steam cleaner out so Il hammer round that area at that time after dipping some tissue down there to see if I have any pools. That area is very darn hard to see on these engines though aren't they..

Once I have the funds leads, plugs, and coil packs are on the list, oh, and of course new primary and secondary injectors. 

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Leave the steam cleaner, seriously It'll be dirty again within a week.

Your best bet is to take the engine out and coat it with some super slipper paint (POR-15 for example).

On the oil leaking, my GT3 has a fairly serious leak into the wells but not enough to warrent the head coming off so I use a small plastic tube that fits onto my wet vacuum cleaner, sucks the oil out no probs, only needs doing once every 2-3000 miles.

One of my plugs was very oily.

PS did I show you this link already ?

New kit to go on...

WOW !!! I just noticed how the board integreated with Flickr !!

:rolleyes:

So clever these Chinese..

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Once I have the funds leads, plugs, and coil packs are on the list, oh, and of course new primary and secondary injectors. 

What's wrong with your injectors ? Unless they have an unrepairable defect (say defective coil), a good clean and service would probably give them a new life for a tenth of the price !

Have a look at this specialised company :

http://www.injectortune.co.uk/

If you injectors are mechanically and electrically sound, there is no reason they couldn't revive your injectors...

Worked a treat on my R21 :rolleyes:

--

Vince

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The std injecotrs are renowned for being a little on the poo side.

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Oh, that bad ?! Oups....

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In fairness they're not that bad, but when they get old there are better technology replacements available now rather than buying more stock items.

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Thats what I am working on

more modern, better, with a better spray pattern. The plan is ultimately to get more power whilst not 'upping the boost'.

Better 'bang' in the cylinder = more power and even more importantly better and smoother driveability. Have been reading up on LEW though re: the suspension Lotus released in 2006......

God, I really need a boost on the stock market, or for work to start flying again......

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